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You Are An Infopreneur - But Are You An EXPERT?

Aug 18, 2007
The single most important thing that will help you acquire more customers, delight them, and keep them coming back to buy more from you is the quality of your information.

And that means being - or becoming - an expert at what you teach.

Far too many infopreneurs are happy settling for being average, or even mediocre. That's sad. Because, even if great marketing and perfect niche targeting allows you to make a few sales and earn some quick money, you are literally stabbing your fledgling business in the back by not delivering top notch value to your buyers.

So when it's time to come back for more information or education, your initial group of customers will ask themselves an important question:

"Did The First Purchase Give Me Enough Value?"

If the answer to that is "No" - or even, "Maybe" - you have lost the battle for their mind and loyalty. Your business just failed!

Does that sound dramatic? It's not.

At best, many infopreneur businesses only break even or make a small profit from their first sale. The cost of acquiring a new customer is high.

It is only when enough of these customers are delighted by what you gave them, come back for more, and spend more money with your business, that you grow bigger and profitable. In short, to sustain your infopreneuring business, you need to focus on ALWAYS delivering top quality value to your buyers.

When a customer asks the question: "Was my first purchase valuable?", you want the answer to be an emphatic: "Yes, it delivered MORE than what I hoped for!"

Which brings me to the point... to delight your customers and over-deliver in value as an infopreneur, your information must be the best. The only way that can happen is when the information comes from an expert - preferably yourself.

So while there are many things in your life and experience that could be packaged into an information product and sold to a hungry audience, not all of them are areas you are an expert at.

Too many newbie infopreneurs begin their efforts ignoring this simple tenet. They figure out it is far more profitable to go after 'hot' niche markets, and make a killing - with scant regard for the quality of their information and the value it extends to buyers.

While this may be a way to make 'quick cash', it is not a good foundation to build a solid, sustainable infopreneur career.

But how can you become an 'expert' at everything?

The good news is, you don't have to. You can pick and choose something you already know enough about to qualify you as an 'expert'. Or you can spend time learning and studying a subject thoroughly enough to become an 'expert'.

Depending on the niche you are targeting, you might gain that status in a few weeks, or at most a few years. After all, it only takes 5 years for a fresh high school student to become a doctor, an engineer, a lawyer or other professional. Gaining expert status for your infopreneur business will be much quicker - and easier.

Better still, because hardly one in fifty infopreneurs will take the extra time and effort to do this, you will be building yourself a strong barrier to competition - which will help secure your business in the long term.

So start becoming an 'expert' - and then be an infopreneur.
About the Author
Internet infopreneur Gowri Cumba has built many profitable online information resources, and shares powerful tips to help you also build wealth from information resources on the "Internet Infopreneur Tips" blog. Read more infopreneur articles or register for the free ezine - infopre-tips@aweber.com
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